6/6/14 – For anyone planning on attending ALA in Las Vegas, here is a program they are offering which discusses international school libraries. Even if you are not a school librarian, I recommend attending this program if you are interested in international work because IRO Carol Brey is one of the speakers. IRO stands for Information Resource Officer, the official name for US Embassy librarians. If you are interested in knowing more about this opportunity, click on the IRO link and also try and meet Carol. All the IRO’s I have met in my travels have been very open about sharing the pros and cons of being one. (I am also currently completing an e-book in which I talk about this opportunity in more depth. I will post when it is available).
The IRRT Chair’s Program Committee invites you to attend the following program at the ALA annual meeting in Las Vegas:
Title: Expanding the school library: connecting students with students, across international boundaries, using modern technology
Date: Sunday, June 29, 2014
Time: 3 – 4 p.m.
Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, S227
We are delighted that the following speakers will be talking about ways school libraries and librarians across international borders interact and can interact with students, libraries, and teachers:
George Breaz, (Library/Media Specialist at Advanced Technologies Academy in the Las Vegas area)
Carol Brey (Information Resource Officer, Office of American Spaces, U.S. Department of State)
Joyce Kasman Valenza, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Rutgers University, SC&I)